Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy pumpkin sock #1

This sock matches the weather here perfectly:IMG_7343The yarn is full of oranges, golds, and browns, and it feels so warm and snuggly. Look at those cables!IMG_7345 I can’t believe it’s taken me so long, but I finally tried the eye of partridge heel flap.  It’s almost like my standard slip stitch heel, except you alternate the slipped stitches on adjacent rows so that you get a checkerboard effect rather than a columnar effect.  It results in a flatter fabric that should wear like iron:IMG_7348 This has become my office knitting project now that I have the pattern down, which could mean for slowish progress.  Home knitting time is reserved for that tangled garden.

2 comments:

Kristen Eyssell said...

Wow...it was just the other day you were ripping that baby out! You are a deceptively fast knitter. On the heel: did you need to keep track on paper? I've done that heel once and I had to laboriously document each row...but it might have been because I was a pretty new knitter at the time. I wonder if, now that I've accrued lots of experience, it would be easier to eyeball. Thoughts?

Janelle said...

Kris - Yes, I did need to keep track on paper. I wrote out the 4 row repeat and then made a tick mark every time I finished the cycle (8.5 times). I was having trouble reading the rows, perhaps because this yarn is so skinny? I like how flat this heel fabric is compared to my usual heel!